Police Charge Man with Murder of Saquan Hall
Alexandria Police have charged a suspect with the homicide of Saquan Hall, who died from injuries sustained during a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of First Street on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
Dijuan Clark, 30, was apprehended on July 21, 2016, in another state reference the murder in Alexandria. He is in custody and awaiting the extradition process to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“This crime shook a community already dealing with a death and made many worry for their safety,” said Police Chief Earl Cook. “I want to thank the community for uniting and helping end the cycle of violence by understanding the necessity of allowing Alexandria Police detectives to carry out their investigation. The Police Department has a strong proven track record of arresting those who commit murder in Alexandria, and this case can be added to their ranks.”
The Alexandria Police Department would like to thank the United States Marshall Service for their assistance over the course of the investigation.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6751.
(Photo by Cliff, on Flickr)
There have been elections in Alexandria since George Washington’s time. This year, the Alexandria Elections Office is looking for nearly 500 civic-minded residents to make sure the Presidential Election on November 8 runs smoothly, fairly and efficiently. Election Officers must be registered voters in Virginia, and willing to work from 4:45 a.m. until after the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. They receive $150 for their efforts, but the reward for preserving our democratic process is priceless.
Fairfax County Police Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Kaileigh Jenne Salusky, reported missing around 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Detectives believe that she is missing voluntarily. Salusky was last seen around 11 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at a home in the Springfield area.
Salusky is described as white, 4 feet 11 inches tall, and around 130 pounds. She has blue eyes, with dyed, Auburn, shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing orange athletic-style shorts, a blue tank top, and black “Vans” tennis shoes. She took a “JanSport” gray/purple floral backpack and a floral pink “Vera Bradley” bag, believed to contain other sets of clothing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting this link or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Metro Transit Police charge suspect in fatal stabbing outside Addison Road Station
Metro Transit Police have charged Ali Anthony JOVAN, 36, of Fairfax, Va., with first degree murder, second degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure in connection with a fatal stabbing outside Addison Road Metrorail Station yesterday evening.
At about 7:18 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Metro Transit Police and Prince George’s Police officers who were present at Addison Road Station responded to the scene of a stabbing that had just occurred in the bus bay area outside the station. Witnesses pointed out the suspect to the officers, who gave chase and were able to apprehend the suspect as he attempted to flee.
The victim suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced at the scene.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect and victim became involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to physical and resulted in the suspect stabbing the victim in the chest area with a “switch blade style” knife. The weapon was recovered at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Vontrel Laarius McDaniel, 35, of Northeast Washington, DC.
Alexandria Police Department K9 Czekaj will receive a ballistic and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Czekaj’s vest is sponsored by the Alexandria Police Foundation and Pamela Verick of Alexandria, VA, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In honor of the Alexandria Police Citizen’s Academy”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. APD K9’s Chance, Gage, XigXag, Trajan and Zara have already received similar vests from this company. (more…)
Alexandria Voter Registration Office is Coming to Your Neighborhood This Summer
The Alexandria Voter Registration and Elections Office is going on the road. You may register to vote or check your registration status, complete an absentee ballot application, and get a free Voter Photo ID if you need one, at the locations, dates and times listed below. (more…)
While bike lanes have been a huge issue in Alexandria, Virginia, especially on Shuter’s Hill (King Street) where this photo was taken, this illegal parking is just thoughtless.
What do you think?
(Flickr Pool photo via Joanna, on Flickr)